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Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

| February 12, 2019
Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

Twelve-year-old Hannah Dodt’s confident recitations bookended this year’s Coconino County Spelling Bee Saturday morning at Coconino High School as she secured first place, matching the number that hung around her neck throughout the hour-long competition.

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11 education bills to watch at the Arizona Capitol. See more state education news here

| February 12, 2019
11 education bills to watch at the Arizona Capitol. See more state education news here

Almost a year after the #RedForEd walkout, state lawmakers continue to face immense pressure from educators and parents to improve Arizona’s public schools. …

Legislators spent the first month of this year’s session introducing a flurry of education bills. Many won’t make it to even the first step toward becoming law — a public committee hearing and vote. 

But some have.

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States aim to boost school spending following teacher walkouts. See more national education news here

| February 12, 2019
States aim to boost school spending following teacher walkouts. See more national education news here

Spurred by teacher strikes and a sense of crisis, Colorado’s new governor is one of 33 newly elected leaders of states and territories who campaigned on improving education funding. In many states, both Republicans and Democrats agree that schools need more money and teachers need better pay.

Education “is probably the most important issue” facing the legislature, said Colorado state Sen. Bob Rankin, a Republican who recently co-chaired a state education council.

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CocoNuts host AZ and NM Robotics Championship

| February 12, 2019
CocoNuts host AZ and NM Robotics Championship

The Coconino High School CocoNuts will host the Arizona and New Mexico FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Northern Arizona University Fieldhouse. The event will feature 48 FIRST Tech Challenge Teams that have advanced from one of 11 qualifying tournaments that took place from November through February. The top teams from this Championship will advance to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, TX April 17-20, 2019.

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First Things First update for Feb. 5 — Call for Proposals

| February 11, 2019
First Things First update for Feb. 5 — Call for Proposals

First Things First is accepting proposals for breakout sessions to be presented at the 2019 Early Childhood Summit.

The Summit is a unique opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and ideas with a large and highly-engaged audience of early childhood professionals, stakeholders and supporters.

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United Way of Northern Arizona update for Feb. 8 — VITA Dates Announced

| February 11, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona update for Feb. 8 — VITA Dates Announced

United Way of Northern Arizona is again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in several communities to provide FREE help with filing 2018 income tax returns.

IRS-certified volunteers will be helping complete tax returns for  low-to-moderate income households, persons with disabilities and taxpayers with limited English speaking abilities. 

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STEM Saturdays update for Feb. 9 — Celebrate Black History Month with STEM

| February 11, 2019
STEM Saturdays update for Feb. 9 — Celebrate Black History Month with STEM

February is Black History Month, the perfect time to celebrate the impact African-Americans have had in STEM fields. Ozobot developed a list of 14 STEAM Classroom [or Afterschool!] Activities to Celebrate Black History Month, including ‘Learn About Light and the Inventor of the Motion Sensor’.

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Deadline to submit to ‘2019 School’s Out, Make It Count’ conference photo contest is Feb. 15

| February 11, 2019
Deadline to submit to ‘2019 School’s Out, Make It Count’ conference photo contest is Feb. 15

Showcase your program on the conference collateral and have your photo be featured in the printed program. Anyone can be the photographer even your program’s participants.

The 27th Annual “School’s Out, Make It Count” conference will be held Oct. 19 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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Feb. 13 — Flagstaff Festival of Science to present ‘From the Mountain to the Moon’

| February 11, 2019
Feb. 13 — Flagstaff Festival of Science to present ‘From the Mountain to the Moon’

The Flagstaff Festival of Science will present the Lunar Legacy Lecture Series program — From the Mountain to the Moon, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Coconino Community College, Lone Tree Campus.

Scientists with the US Geological Survey throughout the Apollo missions, Drs. Ivo and Baerbel Lucchitta, offer a personal account of the historical role of the Flagstaff’s Astrogeology Center (USGS) in the exploration of the moon.

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Feb. 13 — FUSD to hold rescheduled Kindergarten Registration

| February 11, 2019
Feb. 13 — FUSD to hold rescheduled Kindergarten Registration

To assist families with the registration process, Flagstaff Unified School District elementary schools will be hosting Kindergarten Registration on February 13th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all District elementary schools.  The event had to be rescheduled due to a weather related school closure on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

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